The dawn of ChatGPT: Artificial intelligence could be a boon for the manufacturing supply chain
It seems like the world is watching how the new AI platform ChatGPT can help students write papers or cheat on exams, but what can this AI technology do for the future of the manufacturing industry? MAGNET CEO Ethan Karp talks about the possibilities.
Photo essay: The unique architectural details of Playhouse Square's oldest theaters
Playhouse Square boasts some of the more beautiful theaters in the world, with the attention to architectural details that illustrate the talent and dedication of artists and craftspeople who lived a century ago. Managing photographer Bob Perkoski gives us a glimpse at some of these details in four of the theaters.
Safe haven: 5,000 Ukrainians have arrived in NEO over the past year
An estimated 5,000 Ukrainians have taken refuge in Greater Cleveland since February 2022, and Northeast Ohioans are sponsoring their stays and making them part of their families while they wait to return home.
Boomers are now contemplating retirement amid uncertain economic times
Many Baby Boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964, are well past retirement age, yet have continued to stay in the workforce. Signs are now indicating "The Great Retirement" may be on its way.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History awarded nearly $800,000 to preserve fossil collection
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation that will help preserve its huge fossil collection as part of the museum's ongoing $150 million transformation project.
A thirst for water equity: Local experts express concerns about accessibility to affordable water
Cleveland Global Shapers, an international network of young people driving dialogue, action, and change, recently convened a panel of local thought leaders to discuss water health, equity, and access in our region. Read what the panelists had to say.
Sharing the love: Kids’ Book Bank founder shifts focus to supplying resources to those in need
Kids' Book Bank founder Judy Payne was hit with a notion in early 2021 that she should use her good fortune and resources to help Cleveland's changemakers make life better for others. By 2022, she had opened Goods Bank NEO—a place where nonprofits can "shop" for the resources their clients need most.
Frozen treats: Ice Fest's 40 ice sculptures lure visitors to North Coast Harbor
Clevelanders celebrated winter this past weekend at Downtown Cleveland Alliance's Ice Fest, with ice sculptors carving 40 ice sculptures at Voinovich Park.
Greater Cleveland Partnership launches initiative to bridge IT talent and equity gap
The Greater Cleveland Partnership is creating a sustainable, equitable ecosystem of technology jobs that bridges the IT talent and equity gap with its Talent Accelerator initiative. The first five apprentices signed letters of acceptance with their sponsors  on Tuesday.
Filling a need: Resource closets provide basic supplies and food to struggling Clevelanders
Too many Clevelanders, especially those living in the city's predominantly Black and underserved neighborhoods, struggle to make ends meet as a result of unemployment and underemployment. Many area organizations are working hard to meet the needs of people. Three Cleveland organizations are taking grassroots, creative approaches to supplying basic resources.
Newcomers: 27 groups are first-time recipients of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture project support grants
In November, CAC announced it will invest $1,350,592 in 193 project support grants that will enable a variety of specific programs and events to happen, and 27 of those beneficiaries are first-time CAC grant recipients. We showcase five of the organizations here.
Positive momentum: Local CDC puts Buckeye neighborhood plan into motion
In August, Cleveland's City Planning Commission approved a new master plan designed by Burten, Bell, Carr Development to lift the Buckeye neighborhood from the swamp of disinvestment, structural racism, and population loss it has dwelled within for years.
The day the music dies: Reflections on Record Revolution closing after 55 years on Coventry
Making its debut on Coventry Road in 1967, Record Revolution has been the hip mainstay on the street for 55 years. Customers, friends, and others involved with the store from the beginning share their thoughts on the iconic store closing its doors next week.
Shaping the future of the environmental impact of transportation: What’s the solution?
In its series about the environment, Global Shapers recently held a conversation with local thought leaders on the future of transportation and the environment.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture approves 2023 grants for six organizations
The Cuyahoga Arts & Culture board of trustees yesterday voted to approve six Northeast Ohio arts organizations for 2023 grants funding, including four arts and culture groups—Assembly for the Arts, Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center, Karamu House, and SPACES.
Keeping it clean: Metroparks embraces green infrastructure to naturally treat stormwater runoff
The Cleveland Metroparks has slated four 2023 projects that will naturally clean millions of gallons of stormwater and expand the park system's stewardship of our fragile fresh water.
Building on hope: I_You Design Lab aims to give the displaced a sense of home
When his classmates in architecture school were dreaming of building skyscrapers and office towers, Sai Sindondit was dreaming of creating affordable, sustainable, and functional permanent communities to house displaced populations—from the homeless to refugees and disaster victims. With the launch of I_You Design Lab, he has started to fulfill that dream.  
Conquering barriers: One refugee’s story of fulfilling his career goals in Cleveland
When Democratic Republic of Congo native Juvens Niyonzima came to Cleveland in 2020, he hoped to get a job in media or in healthcare—two fields in which he had education and training. Instead, the only work he could get was a hospital cleaning job. New Bridge Cleveland and Ohio Media School put him on the road to success in his fields.
Continued evolution: Natural History Museum will reveal renovations, new exhibits this week
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has unveiled the most recent renovations in its $150 million transformation project that will update and expand its both its offerings and physical square footage. 
In the thick of it: New MAGNET HQ designed as a neighborhood manufacturing linchpin
With MAGNET's new 53,000-square-foot headquarters now up and running in the Hough neighborhood, officials hope to demystify local manufacturing and draw a new, diverse pool of talent into the industry.